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What can we learn from a visit to the sweet shop?

By Education, India
A sweet shop may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to the end of semester assessment, but that’s exactly where the Hunar Ghar class 5 students went in November for their ‘exams’.

At Hunar Ghar we’ve created something called Project-Based Assessment. Rather than simply putting our children in silent and intimidating exam conditions, we create projects for the children to engage in so they don’t even know they are being assessed.

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Too hungry to go to school

By India, poverty, Uncategorized

Rising food prices, a lack of political will and gender discrimination are stunting the mental and physical growth of a generation of Indian children, according to a report by Save the Children.

The study A life free from hunger: Tackling child malnutrition focused on nine countries – but it’s the findings of a survey of 1,057 people in India that has hit the headlines.

More than half of Indians questioned said that rising food prices were now their most pressing concern and 17 per cent said their children skipped school to help pay for the family’s food. Read More